Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the first things people notice is your smile. If chipped, stained, or crooked teeth are “hiding” the real you, it’s time for a smile make over.

A beautiful smile can brighten your life every day, professionally and socially. And unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry in Gastonia isn’t a major operation. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two with our doctors, and emerging with the smile you’ve always wanted…no pain, no strain, no time taken away from your busy life. The results are immediate and dramatic.

We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to brighten, whiten, repair and restore your teeth.

Bleaching

Even the most dazzling smiles can gradually fade over time. Smoking or drinking coffee, soda, tea or red wine can also darken or discolor your teeth. Fortunately, Dentistry Gastonia offers a number of in-office and at-home whitening treatments to give you a noticeably whiter, brighter smile.

Bonding

A simple procedure that can be completed in a single visit, dental bonding involves applying a strong, tooth-colored material to the surface of teeth that are chipped, cracked or stained or have gaps between them. Dental bonding can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth.

Veneers

Like dental bonding, dental veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are crooked, chipped, broken, misshapen, discolored or unevenly spaced. Less prone to staining from tea, coffee or smoking, they provide a natural look that lasts for a long time. Dental veneers don’t cover the entire tooth the way a crown does. A custom-made porcelain shell that is very thin but extremely durable, it’s cemented to the front of the tooth.

Implants

One of the newest solutions to the age-old problem of missing teeth, dental implants are durable enough to last a lifetime. They are placed into the bone, then restored to replace lost teeth or retain loose dentures. Check with your local office to see if they offer this service.

Porcelain Crowns and Inlays

Even the strongest teeth can sometimes break under pressure. By capping or, if needed, completely covering severely damaged, discolored, chipped or cracked teeth, dental crowns can restore their shape, size, strength and appearance. Dental crowns can also do everything from keeping teeth weakened by decay from coming apart to holding bridges in place. Unlike many dentists, we give you a number of options to choose from, including all ceramic dental crowns.

Bridges

Dental bridges bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, and a connector in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

General Dentistry Services

By coming in for regularly scheduled dental care checkups and cleanings now, you can help prevent serious problems ranging from cavities to gum disease from occurring later on.

Extractions

Have a tooth that needs to be taken out? We can remove it, then provide a detailed series of steps for you to follow to speed up the healing process.

Root Canals

In the most severe cases, the plaque that causes tooth decay eats its way through the enamel that forms the outer layer of your tooth and attacks the soft core of tissue inside known as the pulp. If that happens, you may need a root canal to save the tooth. The procedure typically takes no more than three visits and is no more painful than having a filling. After the infected pulp is removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, shaped and sealed. With regular checkups and proper care, your restored tooth should last for the rest of your life.

Dental Cleaning

Having a professional dental cleaning once every six months can improve your appearance, your breath – even your overall health. Recent studies seem to suggest a link between poor oral hygiene and an increased risk of heart attack and strokes. By removing plaque before it hardens into tartar and irritates and infects your gum tissue, we can keep you and your teeth healthy. Once we thoroughly clean and floss your teeth, we’ll polish them to restore their natural luster.

Comprehensive Exams

By examining your teeth once every three to six months as per the American Dental Association’s® recommendation, we can identify and treat potential trouble spots before they become serious problems. We perform a thorough examination, evaluating the health of your teeth and gums. We then review any findings with you and the options needed to return you to excellent oral health.

Fillings

If you don’t brush, floss and see your dentist regularly, tooth decay can set in and you could wind up with a cavity. We offer resin tooth colored fillings that not only look and feel better but also bond to the tooth to make it stronger. If you prefer, you can have composite (white) fillings that more closely match the color of your teeth.

Dentures

Self-conscious about wearing dentures? Don’t be. Our dentures look and feel so natural, the only thing people will see is a winning smile. Custom designed to match your appearance as well as your bite, they’re protected by exceptionally long warranties. With so many sensibly priced styles, shades and materials to choose from, we’re sure to find a solution that fits your budget as comfortably as our dentures fit you.